Power hour: Talking technology

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How well has the industry embraced technology?

▶ Simon Cooter: We embrace it very poorly. We are a data driven industry and we spend a lot of time arguing about distribution and commission and not nearly enough modernising systems and pushing costs down.

▶ Ian: I couldn’t entirely agree with that. It has been very fragmented in terms of adoption and it was slow to start with but there is a degree of pace now. It’s hard to say whether that’s due to customer need or financial conditions, but it i

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